Business Excellence celebrates best in Business

Business Excellence Awards celebrates best in Business
Cranbrook, BC, April 15, 2019 – The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce held their annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on Saturday night with a sold-out crowd of business leaders, industry representatives and even a few dignitaries from around the Province. The night did not disappoint with 13 local businesses receiving top honours in a variety of business categories. Event hosts, Steve Marcandelli and Derek Kortschaga kept everyone on their heels with anticipation and some great laughs to ensure the night was a success. 
Recognizing Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Organizations for their Successes and Contributions to the Local Economy and our Community. Now in its 28th year, the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards are the highest and most prestigious business honours in Cranbrook.
“At the Chamber, we are very proud of our diverse and entrepreneurial business community.” Says Chamber President Jason Fast. “The Business Excellence Awards celebrates the “best of the best” as it relates to service, professionalism and ingenuity in Cranbrook’s business community and it is an opportunity to celebrate the successes of our members.” Fast adds.
This year over 119 nominations were received for over 80 businesses in the local area. All nominees were put through a juried panel system to determine the award recipient. During the first week of March the Cranbrook Chamber office was buzzing with activity as interviews took place at the Chamber offices with excited nominees streaming through the doors to present to their panel of judges. Each nominee received their framed certificate of nomination upon completion of their interview and many were seen proudly displayed around the community and taking over social media!
The intense excitement of these awards was evident as the ticket sales opened and quickly sold out. The 2019 Business Excellence Awards Gala held Saturday, April 13th at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino was an outstanding sold-out success with over 265 business leaders and community members coming together to celebrate their own!  
Congratulations to the 2019 Award Winners
Accredited Professional Services Excellence – Winner: Arch Allure Microblading
Business of the Year 1-15 Employees – Winner: The Hearing Loss Clinic
Business of the Year 16+ Employees – Winner: New Dawn Developments Ltd
Business Person of the Year – Winner: Chris Thom
Business to Business Excellence – Winner: Genex Marketing
Customer Service Excellence – Winner: Bighorn Electric Ltd
Hospitality & Tourism Excellence – Winner: The Heidout & Fisher Peak Brewing Co.
Inclusive Employer Award – Winner: Leiman Homes
New Business of the Year – Winner: Kootenay Farm to Folk
Non-Profit of the Year – Winner: East Kootenay MS Support Group
Retailer Excellence – Winner: Huckleberry Books
Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Winner: Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn, Caitlin Berkhiem
Age Friendly Business Award – Winner: Auntie Barb’s Bakery
“On behalf of the Board of the Cranbrook Chamber Commerce, I would like to congratulate all of the winners and nominees of the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, and we wish you continued success in the future.” Says Fast.
Pictures of the Gala event will be available online through the Chamber website or through in the coming days.


About the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce
The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce has been delivering business advocacy support, education, networking and benefits to the Cranbrook and area since 1910, making them a valued and respected champion of business and a positive contributor to our community.
 The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is the only professional organization representing the entire depth and breadth of the Cranbrook business community. With over 450 members spanning the entire cross section of the local economy the Chamber is in a strong position to Build Business & Community. Through an engaged membership the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce can strategically direct policy and lobby to ensure a successful and sustainable future for the local economy, leading to a healthier business climate in Cranbrook.
Media Contact:
Kristin Parsons, Executive Director
Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce
T: 250 426 5914 
Cell:  604-832-6361
E: [email protected]